Mobile Advertising – Real Estate Agents – Are you Monetizing Mobile Yet?

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Real Funding Partners Teams

Real Funding Partners teams up to help small business owners provide a new online financing to get small business customers approved on loans ranging from $1,000 to $30,000
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What Makes a Realtor Great – Californication Spin on Great Realtor

Cape Cod Realtor Great or Late

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What makes a Realtor from a great Realtor?

A “great” Realtor anticipates everything.
They bring a flashlight to a showing anticipating the place being winterized.
They don’t make comments about what the buyer can or can not afford.
They don’t make stupid faces (that the client’s wife) can see in the review window.
They take phone calls and look up properties after everyone else has gone home or to bed: they work into the night when necessary.
They open and close their car doors to allow the clients in and out as well as the doors to the locked showings (if the lock boxes even work).
They assist in the contracts and lending process and follow through, all the way to the closing table when the keys are handed to them.
They record (on paper or otherwise), their conversations with the prospects to protect themselves against the inevitable.
They exercise patience even when they’re getting rained on fighting with a lock box at dusk while the neighbors scowl and sneer.
They verbally warn their clients that there is mold in the basement, before they go down there.
They answer direct questions with direct answers.
They don’t complain that it’s getting dark and their client “wants to see the first one again”.
They delicately ask if their client is pre-qualified or have proof of funds, before we take them all over creation.
They explain what a short sale is to the new client because they don’t know and it doesn’t matter that we’ve explained it a hundred thousand times before.
They make an extra effort to understand their client’s needs even though there may be a language barrier.
They take the time out of running around all day, to read and learn about their client’s culture and buying habits.
They listen carefully.
They sit down with a listing client to determine their financial situation so to carefully price their house so their seller can get on with their life and we agents will be paid for our services.
They don’t pester and know the signs that a client is just shopping and where to take the conversation if this is the case. Great Realtors keep their chins up when they have to spend their last $1.70 on postage to mail listings to their clients because their clients, in 2010, don’t have a computer.
Lastly, we do our best to squelch the rep that we’re only a step up from a used car salesman; with a smile on our face, ignoring the seller who have only a high school education insisting over and over again that they know more than us.

As a Realtor what do you expect from your clients? -Like others have said: Honesty. Clients are only hurting themselves by lying to us. If they don’t qualify for a mortgage, they simply don’t. Lying isn’t going to produce the money in their account for to allow them to go shopping. We have contractual agreements with our sellers, to bring financially qualified buyers to the table. If they haven’t got it, or can’t get it, calling us will do no good. Punctuality. We don’t work for free, and we have many clients during a typical work day that require our time. 80% of clients need to learn how to work the following two pieces of equipment: Map, telephone.

As a Realtor what has caused you to decide not to work with a client, stop working with a client, or refer a client out? -First and foremost: If they pull any attitude at all. We’re all independent contractors. The days of working in a warehouse and making others money off the fruits of our labor and being told, day in and day out how long bathroom breaks are going to be, are over. Like barging into the office and demanding to know, even before saying “Hello”, “What’s your commission?!”. FO. That’s my commission. If they are late more than 30 minutes more than twice and not even apologize or they lie about why. If they can’t or won’t lower their asking price. Over priced homes do not sell.

Home improvements You Can Take to the Bank

Home improvements You Can Take to the Bank

You  want make home improvements and sell your home but you want to get the big check at the closing; and all the cash you spent at Lowes or Home Depot when you sell.  Making savvy home
improvement projects will help the bottom line when you sell.  So you have decided to improve the home and need to focus on things that will dazzle prospective buyers without loosing money
on the sale. Home improvements that build the property value should be the primary focus. It’s still a buyer’s market, and with a weak economy and tons of inventory buyers are looking to own
homes that are in excellent condition with little to do after the closing.
Choose neutral options that appeal to a wide variety of buyers.  
Firs things first; if the curb appeal is lacking work on the outside first.  Curb appeal is the first step in a preparing a home for sale.  Installing a new front door will attract
potential buyers and turn drive-bys in showings.
The lawn is often overlooked.  If your front lawn is terrible aerate and over-seed.  If you don’t want to mess around with fertilizer call a law fertilizer company and schedule
seven or eight treatments.  Spending $400 on lawn treatment will yield a 100% return improvement.
The homes exterior should be inspected for rotten trim wood.  Don’t wait for the buyers home inspector to tell you about three bad boards that need to be replaced.  An eight foot
trim boars in twenty dollars at the home improvement center.
A deck or patio can jazz up the place and welcome guests.  Patio pavers are inexpensive .  Flexible design patters offer homeowners many  attractive options.
Earn energy tax credits  buy installing energy efficient windows.  If the home is 40 + years old consider replacing the windows.  A quality vinyl standard size window can be
purchased for around $250 in most markets.  Buyers love new windows and will take comfort knowing that the home has been updated.
The kitchen is the major selling point for many homes.   Is the layout awkward?  Opening up a wall can highlight an old kitchen. New appliances, cabinet hardware and Formica countertops
are not expensive.
Finish a room in the basement.  Although it may not count as a conforming bed room it’s an inexpensive way to add liveable space.   A teenager bedroom an office or man cave will
draw buyers to this often overlooked space.
Bathrooms need to be updated.  Replacing a vanity, old flooring or shower will grab attention.  If you decide to remove the old tile shower consider adding stem jets to the shower.
Unused attic space can add a playroom office to spare bedroom loft for guests.
Paint is another 100% return item if you can use a paint brush.  Paint a room or entryway.  When buyer’s smells paint the get it subliminally; the home is clean.   The way a
home smells can num be underestimated so make certain the house smells great.
Jason Harmon -

What is going on with home prices on Cape Cod?

I read an article on zillow that seems to point to slightly higher prices on the Cape.  I want to sell but I cant give the property away.  I bought in Marstons Mills in 2006 and paid way too much.  Anyone have any ideas on market trend for 2012??  The way things look now I’ll need to bring $45-50K to the table just to sell.  Ideas?  Lease option?  Im current and I dont want to destroy my credit but does it make sense to keep paying when you owe 335 and the property is worth 275?  Help…. Martin S

Cape Cod Realtors – How to find a Realtor a title=”Cape Cod Realtor” href=”” target=”_blank”>

Cape Cod is a relatively small place and everyone knows everyone and all the realtors know each other.  They also know the reputation of their fellow cape cod Realtors.  Local market expertice is great but knowing the market values, best neighborhoods and school districts will not help you close on a home if other listing agents prefer not to work with your agent.
Personality matching is a big part of having success when selecting a real estate agent.  Great agents get a ton of referrals.

Referrals are a good way to find a Realtor but at times unknown variables can develop.
Is this person a home expert in the area I want to buy?
Ask your circle of influence if they know anyone or perhaps a colleague?
If you don't have good contacts in the area with any recommendations visit the local board of Realtors website.